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44 Southwest Ristorante & Bar

621 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3707
+1 212-315-4582
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“hell's kitchen” (13 reviews)
“new york” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, International, European
$$ - $$$
621 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3707
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

First of all- the staff here were so warm and welcoming- even at a super busy time of night. Service moved really well to accommodate those going to see shows. They were able to go off menu and provide a plate of plain pasta with...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been here for sometime and has always be consistently good. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Food is good and generous portions. Great bar drinks as well

Thank travelsinger97
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had a very nice lunch here. The toasted ravioli was a delicious appetizer. Good food and a nice, cozy atmosphere. Great spot for nice Italian food!

Thank orlandov7
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Our hotel suggested we walk restaurant row on 9th Av to find a place to eat. Walking down 9th Av. we saw the board out front the "oldest restaurant in Hell's Kitchen". However oldest doesn't always mean best. The presentation of the fettuccine was wonderful,...More

Thank Ry A
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Out of five of us, four enjoyed our meal. Mine, a special of stuffed steak, was intolerably dry, however! No one asked how our food was until we'd finished and even then only asking two of us. We couldn't even tip appropriately as a 20%...More

Thank dazizian
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Lovely Italian in Hells Kitchen. Lovely lasagne, gnocchi and pasta. Had the house white which was really nice too.

Thank carolynhector
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Because as a European, we know that we'll enjoy the food. Just try the "Lentilles soup" as a starter and "Lasagne" with a good cabernet from the wine list... and you' ll be in the Napoli area! Test the olive oil with the bread as...More

Thank Stephane L
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambience with warm hospitality and service. A good selection of wines. Spaghetti meat balls, Eggplant parmigiana and bruschetta tomato pesto basil Mozzarella were well prepared and tasty. A good restaurant for Italian cuisine.

Thank Eraj W
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Booked a reservation to be told had to wait as table wasn't ready around 15 minutes! Pizza wasn't the best Kids left it! Our food was ok nothing fantastic! And when the bill came was far than impressed! Haven't got an issue with leaving a...More

1  Thank stevenjK5119JF
Reviewed 21 October 2016

It wasn't terrible, but cons include: slow service - maybe 20-30mins for our food to arrive service lacking attention to detail, and genuinity food was 5/10 at best portions slightly small, and expensive crowded and noisy honestly, you want genuine italian food? just pop in...More

Thank Kate S
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Stacey C
30 January 2016|
Response from RBowler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't remember seeing any children in there, but I imagine that it shouldn't be problem! Food is lovely :) Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3707
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-315-4582
44 SW Ristorante & Bar is a family owned traditional Italian restaurant in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City.
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